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Red Hat, Inc. on Monday announced Red Hat CloudForms 3.1, the next version of its open hybrid cloud management solution, available in September 2014. Red Hat CloudForms 3.1 extends enterprise-grade cloud management across private, public and hybrid clouds with additional management fe...
So far, 2014 has turned into a banner year for CIOs that have invested the time and effort to plan for hybrid cloud services, while building strong strategic relationships with their Line of Business leadership. Their approved capital investment budget spend is on-track and operational...
Experts say that cloud computing is disruptive and then continue on to discuss how the cloud quickly enables innovation while competition between cloud service providers drive costs down. Both of these scenarios are accurate, but the disruption from cloud has additional shockwaves that...
SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today introduced Version 6 of its Element OS, named Carbon, and a new set of enterprise class features into its industry leading all-flash array. Building on tremendous success as the benchmar...
As businesses increasingly embrace private, public, and hybrid clouds to cost-effectively and quickly deliver business applications and services, Cisco on Monday announced plans to build the world's largest global Intercloud -- a network of clouds -- together with a set of partners. Th...
Oracle has announced the availability of JDK 8, a production-ready implementation of the Java SE 8 Platform Specification, which was recently approved through the Java Community Process (JCP). This release includes the largest upgrade to the Java programming model since the platform wa...
QTS Realty Trust has launched the QTS Enterprise Cloud, an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution. Built upon industry-leading VMware, EMC and Cisco technologies, the platform is secure and flexible to meet evolving enterprise IT infrastructure needs. "As a VMware vCloud® Powere...
"As businesses increasingly consider IP address management necessary for effective network management, growing trends such as BYOD and 'The Internet of Things' are making it more complicated by attaching a diverse and unpredictable array of devices to the network. IT Pros now have to m...
Enterprises are building an API First strategy to keep up with their customer needs, and provide resources and services that go beyond the confines of enterprise. With this shift to using APIs as an extension of their enterprise IT, the key challenge still remains choosing the right de...
“In 2014, IT will drive stronger engagement models between the business and the services it delivers,” said CA Technologies’ CTO John Michelsen. “CIOs are getting more comfortable giving up control while providing an end-to-end service delivery model, tying in all the required elements...
In September, Google experienced a services disruption that affected nearly a third of Gmail users. As you’d expect, it generated quite a bit of news. Such outages are fairly infrequent, but even Google struggled to resolve it. The Google status dashboard during that outage simply said...
I enjoyed reading this article in InfoWorld by Eric Knorr and thought its worth repeating here. He listed nine trends in enterprise IT for 2014 and beyond, as follows: Cloud is the new hardware, software-defined data center (sddc) - Entire infrastructure virtualized and software-defi...
Gartner, Inc. on Tuesday highlighted the top ten technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2014. Analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held here through October 10. Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with th...
We know we want it, so Cloud must be a thing, right? If we’re carrying our enterprise IT shopping basket around, we know we want to stop at the Cloud shelf. Once there, we might select a nice fresh IaaS or perhaps some of this SaaS or that. And whatever our selection, we’ll pay the bil...
In previous blog we introduced ‘Private PaaS‘ as a major segment that will drive overall Enterprise Cloud adoption. We touched on how Appscale enables a ‘Google in a Box’ for the PaaS segment, along with others like Apprenda and Cloudbees. Openstack for the...
Peter Schlampp, the Vice President of Products and Business Development at Platfora, explains what the Hadoop Big Data reservoir is and is not in this webinar that I watched today. Knowing what the HDR is and is not is key to pulling out business intelligence insights and analytics. Pl...
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
George Newstrom, head of Dell's federal government defense and national security business, outlines the evolution of information technology from mainframes and servers to "disruptive" technologies such as cloud computing and mobile devices. Platform one saw mainframes and terminals hi...
Google’s impressive Chromebook Pixel is just the latest in a series of devices which are trying to entice users to compute in a different way. With (almost) ubiquitous connectivity, and an increasing reliance upon web-based services for mail, calendars, document creation and more...
Red Hat has transitioned into a leadership role for the OpenJDK 6 project, effectively extending support for the technology and its users. The move reinforces Red Hat’s commitment to the broader Java community and its future as a leading platform for mission-critical enterprise applica...
“Our Big Data Analytics Managed Services help customers get outcomes fast, without tying up CAPEX or increasing head count” said Sidney Minassian, Founder & CEO of Contexti, as the Australian big data analytics managed services, support and training company launched two new subscriptio...
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Cloud, a leading DevOps optimization company, today announced the appointment of cloud computing and enterprise software executive Steve Brodie as the company's CEO, effective immediately.
Now that we are a couple of years into the great cloud journey is it pretty clear that the big bang theory of cloud conversion is ain't happening.Yes, ISVs are moving rapidly to the SaaS model and it would be hard to find a software startup who is *not* starting in the cloud, but enter...
A key component for the enterprise IT team to consider as part of planning their Private Cloud strategy is the migration to Windows 8. This is a massive evolution for Microsoft, nicely captured in this white paper from CSC and the Leading Edge forum: Windows 8 – A New Era for Mic...
Do you remember service-oriented architecture (SOA)? This concept led to tremendous new capabilities and efficient, mission-focused designs. Enterprises established architectures in which application interfaces, logic and data were separated and smartly reusable. After the term went ma...
Netuitive on Wednesday announced the results of a global IT survey assessing the growth of IT infrastructure, metric data collection volumes, and the complexity of associated analytical challenges in application performance management (APM). The detailed survey was conducted by phone ...
Cloud Replication Services features technology that can mirror your live applications to secondary data centres running Cloud services. Example providers include Allstream, who offer Cloud Replication Services as part of their enterprise IT portfolio. They ask and answer the question a...
DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: DPSI), a provider and integrator of Enterprise Mobility, Wireless Applications and RFID solutions, has announced that it has acquired Tulsa, OK based Illume Mobile Software ("Illume Mobile"), a division of MacroSolve, Inc. effective July 31, 2012. ...
Mimecast, a supplier of cloud-based email archiving, security and continuity for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, has today announced that it is launching the next generation of Mimecast Email Security, bringing new functionality to users and IT departments to deliver unprecedented c...
Cloud application auditing and security company, SaaSID, has announced its partnership with big data and business analytics company, EMC Greenplum. EMC is a global leader in cloud computing, enabling the world's largest organisations to store, manage, protect and analyse their infor...
A Nexus of converging forces — social, mobile, cloud and information — is building upon and transforming user behavior while creating new business opportunities, according to Gartner, Inc. Although these forces are innovative and disruptive on their own, together they are revolution...
Network Virtualization represents the most significant innovation in networking since the inventions of Ethernet and the multi-protocol router, two technologies pioneered to level the playing field for  device connectivity. Network Virtualization is an emerging technology that will pro...
I know, some people will say it’s apples to oranges. Some people will say Adobe is also pushing for HTML5. But I’m writing this for people who read the title of this blog correctly: Flex or JavaScript. Disclaimer 1. I do both. Disclaimer 2. I don’t care about game programming. I work f...
Thousands of dollars worth of prizes plus exclusive VC and vendor CTO mentoring await the winners at www.techtrailblazers.com LONDON, UK - July 19th 2012 - Calling all innovative enterprise IT startups: The Tech Trailblazers Awards have officially opened for entries at www.techtrailbla...
ServiceMesh has teamed with Apprenda, Cloud Cruiser and Derdack, with sponsorship from Microsoft, to create a comprehensive set of cloud enablement solutions named the Private Cloud Solutions Suite (PCSS). By collective effort, the team that created PCSS offers Systems Integrators (SIs...
A scalable, on-demand infrastructure has been developed by ControlCircle, a leading UK managed service provider, utilising industry-leading technology, including VMware, NetApp, Citrix, HP and Brocade. The Hybrix enterprise cloud service has been developed for customers who require a ...
"It was my first time at a Cloud Expo show, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But man, what a blast it turned out to be. Great exhibits, great audience, great floor traffic, great conversations with IT leaders and folks in the channel." With those words, Tom Gaydos - Director, Marketing...
ActiveState, whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud, today announced that Stackato, the application platform for creating a private PaaS, has been verified as Citrix Ready®.
Axway on Wednesday detailed the steps IT departments must take to ensure seamless cloud adoption. Cloud computing continues to gain acceptance within the enterprise segment and in turn, software vendors are working in order to meet the need. Specifically enterprise IT has addressed the...
CDC Software, an enterprise software provider of on-premise and cloud technologies, today announced that Ramona’s Mexican Food Products Inc., a manufacturer of specialty Mexican foods, plans to implement Ross Enterprise to manage its growth, while helping to improve efficiency, reduce ...